Ann Linde was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs in September 2019. Prior to that Ms Linde served as Minister for European Union Affairs and Trade. During 2014-2016 she was appointed State Secretary for the Ministry of Home Affairs. Ms. Linde has earlier held the position as Head of the International Unit, Party of European Socialists (PES) based in Brussels. During 2000–2013 she was International Secretary of the Swedish Social Democratic Party. During the eighties she worked in Non-Governmental Organisations, and in the nineties in the Swedish Government Offices, in both political and non-political positions.
Among numerous assignments she has served as Board member in Olof Palme International Centre and Anna Lindh memorial foundation. Ms Linde has a Bachelor degree in political science, sociology and economics, Stockholm University.
Mrs Linde was born in 1961. She is married, has two children and lives in Stockholm.